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Humanity Threatened

by: Christopher H., 7th Grade, Louise R. Johnson Middle School, Bradenton, Florida
Teacher: Dr. Suzanne Jarrell

Being mean is easy. Standing up for someone takes courage.

quote by: Tyler E., 5th Grade, The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: Martha Gulacsy

Artist Statement

People are so used to using their phone to record what’s in front of them that they’re often missing experiencing what’s right in front of them. I wanted to show the absurdity of the need to be present on social media at the expense of our basic humanity—helping someone in trouble. I feel it’s necessary to show people what they are becoming to help them change. I made the person needing help a different color because not only is social media a problem, but racial equality is also a major issue.

Lesson Plan Connection

Teens and Technology (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 8th/6th Grades, Collections 7th/8th Grades (Applicable to other grade as well)
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
This lesson focuses on the affect that technology is having on our youth today and allows the students to reflect on the positives and negatives of this new tech savvy world. Each piece of artwork brings forth an issue relating to technology in a visual manner that will allow them to better connect to the themes presented.
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